A foundation dedicated to supporting the sport and its amazing athletes, from the neighborhood cul-de-sac to the Olympic podium.
The mission of the USA Cycling Foundation is to assist USA Cycling in its efforts to create and implement consistent and sustained development programs for young American bike racers – we support the future of American bike racing.
Developing world-class cycling athletes takes significant resources, and most competitive nations receive government funding for Olympic sport development—yet the United States is the only major industrialized nation without this benefit. Achieving international success in Olympic cycling sport requires dedicated philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and generous individuals like you.
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We fund USA Cycling’s National Development Programs and are committed to supporting our nation’s young athletes as they pursue their Olympic dreams in all five cycling disciplines.
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We award over $100,000 each year through several grant and scholarship programs for athletes and teams pursuing international excellence in cycling. 100% of the gifts to these programs are distributed to athletes via annual awards.
Lauren Hall graduated from Mississippi State University in 2001 with a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences. She was a Division I soccer player for MSU, leading to a season in professional soccer following her undergraduate. Lauren also attended culinary school and worked professionally in childhood nutrition education while simultaneously completing a master’s degree in management. Lauren took up cycling at the age of 28. What started as a hobby soon became a full-time, life-consuming passion. Within two years she turned pro, and has competed at the highest levels, in dozens of countries. She was a member of the USA Cycling National team for five years, raced in four world championships, and a 3-time National Champion on the track. She was a member of the USA Cycling winning Giro Rosa team, the most prestigious women’s race in the world, and also won the Gent Wevelgem. She was a team captain for the last five seasons before retiring in 2018. In addition to her new role as Regional Gift Officer for USA Cycling based out of Salt Lake City, Lauren volunteers her time with the Homestretch Foundation, High Desert Devo, Little Bellas, and El Gruppo Cycling. She is a board member on MTB Afghanistan and a mentor for Amy D. Foundation. More information about Lauren can be found at laurenthallracing.com.
Tim leads the Foundation’s efforts to engage with new donors, sharing USA Cycling’s vision for growing the sport and increasing U.S. success in international cycling. Johnson is one of the most decorated American cyclocross racers of all time, in addition to being a successful road racer. During his 18-year professional cycling career, he competed for Team USA in 13 UCI Cyclocross World Championships, earning a bronze in the U23 event in 1999, and twice raced in the UCI Road World Championships (2002, 2003). He was a six-time U.S. National Cyclocross Champion and won Australia’s Herald Sun Tour on the road in 2003. After retiring from professional racing in 2015, Johnson has remained very prominent on the cycling scene. He has served as an ambassador for multiple leading cycling brands, frequently led fundraising and awareness-raising rides, and served as a broadcast analyst for Tour of Utah, JingleCross World Cup, and USA Cycling’s National Cyclocross Championships. He is passionate about bike advocacy, having raised funds and awareness for PeopleForBikes and MassBike, where he serves on the Board. Johnson is also the founder of the Ride on Washington.
Steve has been with the Foundation since inception in 2000, working donor development, special events and overall operations. During his tenure with USA Cycling, Steve has also managed Collegiate Cycling and Regional Athlete Development Camps, launching USA Cycling’s Junior athlete programming in Europe in 2006. He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Pan American Cycling Confederation as the Vice-President of the Northern Zone, and has assisted USA Cycling with International Relations for the last 15 years. Steve is a graduate of the University of Colorado in Boulder with a B.A. in Spanish Literature.
As the Foundation’s Business Communications Specialist, Kristen assists with gift processing, donor communication, event planning and a host of other tasks. Kristen has been with USA Cycling since 2012, working on the Membership Services team and joined the Foundation team in 2016. Kristen is a graduate from Colorado State University with a major in Natural Resources Recreation and Tourism and a minor in Business Administration.
With a donation to the USA Cycling Foundation, you contribute year-round support of athlete development and competition. Together we can help move American cycling forward and achieve international success.